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Contributed BOOK DETAILS HISTORY – Brian Butko’s “Isaly’s Chipped Ham, Klondikes and Other Tales from Behind the Counter” is available at the Heinz History Center.

PITTSBURGH – From minced ham to ice cream and all the delicious details in between, Senator John Heinz History Center’s newest book, “Isalys Chipped Ham, Klondikes and Other Stories Behind the Counter” by award-winning author Brian Butko examines how Isaly’s went from horse milk cart to largest chain of milk stores in the world.

The 148-page book with more than 400 historical illustrations and illustrations is available in the museum shop of the historical center and in the online shop.

When the business moved to western Pennsylvania in 1931, Isaly’s gleaming white Art Deco storefronts became synonymous with high-quality dairy and deli products. One of the keys to Isaly’s success was running both its plants and its own retail stores, selling everything from ice cream and milk to bread and lunchtime meat. Residents of the Tri-State Area fell in love with Isalys skyscraper cones, thinly sliced ​​ham and of course the famous Klondike Bar.

The book takes readers on a nostalgic journey through the fascinating history of these products and more.

Butko has been named Pittsburgh’s Best Writer three times by the readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper. Butko serves as the director of publications for the History Center and editor of Western Pennsylvania History magazine.

To celebrate its launch, the book’s first 500 buyers will automatically enter to win a year of free ice cream courtesy of Isaly. The winner of the competition will be announced on December 3rd and will be awarded vouchers for 24 pints of Isaly ice cream, which includes flavors such as chocolate marshmallow, toasted almond fudge and White House cherry.

Books can be purchased in the museum shop of the History Center (no entry to the shop required) or online at

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